Welcome to the MTHS Athletic Training Homepage!
Saboora Deen, MS ATC LAT CSCS firstname.lastname@example.org
A little about me:
- Mountlake Terrace is my community. I have an extra bias towards being a part of this school.
- Bachelor’s of Biology with a concentration in Physiology, University of Washington
- Masters of Health and Human Performance, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- I have a total of more than 20 years of experience in sports medicine, across multiple settings (HS, College, Semi-Pro, Professional, performance medicine, orthopedic clinics, industrial medicine, strength training, nutrition, Seattle Childrens Hospital concussion clinic, and more).
- The state of WA classifies Athletic Trainers as professionals able to diagnose, treat, and release concussions. The only other providers that can do this are MD, DO, PA and NP.
- It can take up to 24 hours for symptoms to appear. If it is a possibility that they have suffered a concussion, try to avoid medicating to allow for symptoms to show.
- If any of the following symptoms appear, IMMEDIATELY TAKE THEM TO THE ED:
- Vomiting, vision loss, slurred speech, numbness or weakness in the arms or legs
- All clearance notes (unless explicitly stated in the note that it has already been completed) will clear the athlete to begin a 5 day return to play program.
- Any questions? Feel free to email at any time.
- We have a team physician, Dr Hsu, through the Poly Clinic. He reserved same day/next day appointments for our athletes.
- ALL visits to the doctor require a note to return to play. All of them. Every time. This is a district policy and I cannot allow them to participate without a note of clearance.
- My schedule is posted outside the athletic training room door. It is subject to change, as athletics schedules change, however it should remain true most of the time.
- I follow a risk assessment priority of where I focus my time. I love all sports equally. However, because we play soccer games off site, I may not be physically present on campus during all practices/games.
- If your athlete is injured and I have determined they have a serious injury (a concussion, an injury needing a doctor’s visit, an injury requiring crutches or a brace, sling, etc.) you will hear from me. Otherwise it is likely a first aid approach of see what the next 24 hours holds. In ANY case, feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, comments, etc.
- A couple wellness recommendations:
- Hydration: take your athlete’s weight and divide it by 2. They need to be getting at least that many ounces of water in daily.
- Eat the rainbow. The best way to recover from activity and prevent injuries, cramping, etc is to find your nutrients in whole foods. The least ingredients the better, usually.
- Energy drinks are not your friend.
- Gatorade needs to be drank in a 1:2 ratio to water. It is not a “healthy” drink on its own.
- Remove all screens from the bedroom. Sleep hygiene is important to their everyday wellness.